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for my lates trip to LA, i want to go back to a couple of old time fav, that i havent been in a long time (around 4 years) and want to know if they are still good.
and trying to find new places
so im thinking ivy for lunch(las time i was there was 3 years ago)
and matsuhisa for dinner(last time i was there was nearly 5 years ago, event though i go often to nobu it is never the same, but i juts want to know if they still have that wow food factor?)

on the other hand im going to bazar again (half of the family havent been there and i think they should try it)

and for the new i am thinking of providence has one of the best new places...... any thoughts? or any other new amazing food recommendations ?

thanks

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  1. I'd say Providence is leaps and bounds better than the three favs you've mentioned. There isn't a dog in that group, but in terms of creativity and experience - Providence is a champ. You'll pay considerably more, but the work, effort, imagination and skill is a whole 'nuther level.

    I don't even know anyone who goes to The Ivy anymore. I do kinda miss their bread, but that's about it.

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    1. re: foodiemahoodie

      Many folks I know have stopped going to The Ivy and go to Isola Dolce. Isola Dolce is owned by Richard Irving, co-owner of Ivy and responsible for their amazing desserts. Have heard recent very positive things and will be having lunch there this week. I am hearing great food, no scene, modest prices.

      1. re: maudies5

        thanks for the advice,
        so providence is worth going,
        what other recommendations of that type???
        the cool new great food place?

        1. re: super_al

          Restaurants that would be new to you since your last visit to LA that I would recommend include:
          Pizzeria Mozza
          Osteria Mozza
          Animal
          Son of a Gun
          Fig
          Rustic Canyon
          Manhattan Beach Post
          Gjelina
          Scarpetta
          A-Frame
          Red Medicine
          Lukshon
          and of course still Providence
          Welcome to LA.

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          Rustic Canyon Wine Bar
          1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

          Pizzeria Mozza
          6602 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

          Providence
          5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

          Animal
          435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

          Osteria Mozza
          6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

          Scarpetta
          225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

          Red Medicine
          8400 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

          Lukshon
          3239 Helms Ave, Culver City, CA 90034

          Son of a Gun
          8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

          A-Frame
          12565 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

          Gjelina
          1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

          Fig
          100 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

          Manhattan Beach Post
          1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

          1. re: super_al

            Not a lot of restaurants like Providence - only one really - Melisse. My basis of comparison is impeccable service and extensive, elaborate tasting menus that are 10 courses or more. Both are great. Close, but not quite there are (IMHO) are Hatfields and Patina.

            1. re: super_al

              My favorite new place is Milo and Olive. IMHO, currently, the most delicious food in Los Angeles Not fancy .No reservations.. Two Communal tables and a counter. Brilliant!! Before I get slammed for saying M & O is currently the best food in Los Angeles... I want to say that is my opinion. I have been dining in Los Angeles for many years. This one is a clear winner